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Museo Faggiano Lecce

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Address: Via Ascanio Grandi 56, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Very impressive house

The story which led to the creation of this museum is very impressive, and is eloquently told in a front page New York Times article shown outside the entrance. To cut it short... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story which led to the creation of this museum is very impressive, and is eloquently told in a front page New York Times article shown outside the entrance. To cut it short (go there for the full version), the owner of this house started digging underneath the floor to repair a sewage ppipe and ended up finding layer upon... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, i am no big fan of museums in Puglia. Most i have visited have been underwhelming to say the least. This is a must go. I am not going to tell you the well worn story here. Just remember that its a private house, there are Knights of the Templar symbols, a middle ages body decomposing dead drying area,... More 

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Thank stan k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking down the street and run into this museum. From outside it looks just a normal house. Inside is just incredible. Tombs, granary, underground river and much more. Maybe one of the best thing we saw in Lecce. And they got guides in several languages. Bello!

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Thank WilliamRose981
Lecce, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was surprising to me to know, by chance, about Museo Faggiano. When you were born and you live in a place, and have the occasion to know about historical evidences, you can feel very surprised and proud of your city. Museo Faggiano represents a private initiative to share a cultural place in the centre of Lecce, I recommend to... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Fascinating story - change of pipes under the floor led to unexpected discovery in a private building in the old part of Lecce. Excavation works lated for 7 years revealing many archeological finds dating back even to 5th century BC. It was also a Templar home and home to a convent of Franciscan nuns. Nowadays the building is available for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This small museum exceeded our expectations. Such a great place to explore and contemplate the layers of history that one house can contain. Even our 6-year-old was intrigued. It was an added bonus that one of the owners that actually conducted the excavation was on site and happy to answer all our questions in perfect English. Super cool place to... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The owner Started out trying to open a restaurant, ended up discovering an underground complex of rooms dating back many centuries. The Italian heritage people got to hear of it and so began a long tale. The story is as good as the place. Sweet people.

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Thank Simon G
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

If you're in Lecce be sure to make time to visit this little jewel with a great story behind it. The family bough a house but what they found underneath is just fantastic. We had one of the family who speaks English show us round & tell us the amazing story. Don't miss it!

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Jaroslaw, Poland
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visit in this little museum totally blew my mind. Artifacts and rooms from different periods, from ancient times up to XVIII century. They have paper guides in many languages, so you can walk through on your own pace and see everything. Awesome journey through time. Be sure to spend some time on the roof, great view from there!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Allow at least an hour to tour this museum in case you're greeted by family members who will treat you to new excavations and discoveries!

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